Oldest trading card game
Base Ball Card Game
United States ()
The world’s oldest trading card game appeared way back in 1904. Published by the Allegheny Card Co of Allegheny, PA and Detroit, MI, USA, The Base Ball Card Game set contained 104 player cards and eight team “ball counter” cards. The game proved unpopular at the time of its release and as a consequence these hand-cut card sets are extremely rare with a mint condition deck likely to fetch around $500 in the collectors market.